What chapter of the United States Navy Regulations describes the rights and responsibilities of all navy members? *nick*

Chapter 11 of the Navy Regulations deals with the rights and responsibilities.

United States Navy Regulations began with the enactment by the Continental Congress of the “Rules for the Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies” on November 28, 1775. The first issuance by the United States Government which covered this subject matter was “An Act for the Government of the Navy of the United States,” enacted on March 2, 1799. This was followed the next year by “An Act for the Better Government of the Navy of the United States.”

In the years preceding the Civil War, twelve successor publications were promulgated under a number of titles by the President, the Navy Department and the Secretary of the Navy.

A decision by the Attorney General that the last of the pre-Civil War issuances was invalid led to the inclusion in the 1862 naval appropriations bill of a provision that “the orders, regulations, and instructions heretofore issued by the Secretary of the Navy be, and they are hereby, recognized as the regulations of the Navy Department, subject, however, to such alterations as the Secretary of the Navy may adopt, with the approbation of the President of the United States.”

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